Hilarie Mais

ANU Drill Hall exhibition (Canberra)

This exhibition of 20 works by Hilarie Mais presents a recent decade of practice. It is an exhibition by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Sydney) showing at the Drill Hall in Canberra till 29th July 2018.

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National Photography Prize 2018

the 2018 Photo prize at Albury (MAMA)

Took the time while driving back from Melbourne to stop at Albury to see the exhibition of the 2018 National Photography Prize.

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Choosing an art gallery director

How to get it wrong – or right

There’s a story in the Los Angeles Times that has implications for the management of all public art galleries, large and small.

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Emily Kame Kngwarreye at the NGA

The Alhalkere Suite (1993)

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New Zealand National Gallery collection

Opening of new visual arts at Te Papa

We all remember when the New Zealand National Gallery of Art disappeared and was consumed in to the new Museum of New Zealand Te Papa.

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Antony Gormely and Jonathan Jones

The Critical Visual Arts Review

There is not a lot of well written independent thinking reviews of the visual arts. Many are cautious as they need to be mindful of the next gig – more a comment on how the powerplay function in the contemporary art scene.

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Scandal at NGA – well maybe not

Someone trying to catch the NGA out on something – anything!

When there are so many things to be thinking about – the Crimes of Canberra has a focus on the purchase of chairs at the NGA.

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Mid-sized galleries feel the squeeze

Story about mid-sized visual art galleries and art fairs

Smaller galleries say they will continue to take an economic hit to participate in the fair because they consider it an important investment in their artists' futures.

Posted by The Art Museum on Monday, 2 April 2018

Josef Lebovic – Entrertainment Posters

Josef Lebovic Gallery (Sydney)Entertainment Posters Part 1 Catalogue – link to a pdf

Posted by The Art Museum on Monday, 26 March 2018

Angela Philp

Angela Philp, first Director of the Canberra Museum and Gallery, died in Newcastle on January 29 2018. Helen Musa's notice below from City News.

Posted by The Art Museum on Tuesday, 13 February 2018

National Gallery Singapore

Century of Light – Exhibitions:  16 Nov 2017–11 Mar 2018

Century of Light features two exhibitions, Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay and Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna, that demonstrate the range of painting styles and art movements that developed in 19th century Europe during the post-enlightenment period of innovation and change.

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Sasha Grishin and Canberra’s Visual Arts

National collection gems out of sight

Sasha Grishin has written an opinion piece on his blog on the current situation of visual arts in Canberra – many of his thoughts I share.

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Mossgreen Auctions

surprising news…

Posted by The Art Museum on Tuesday, 26 December 2017

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NGV Triennial

I was hoping that someone would offer a real, subjective and personal review of the NGV Triennial – rather than just…

Posted by The Art Museum on Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Summer 2017-2018 – Canberra Visual Arts

Recommendations for 2017 summer Canberra visual arts

Here’s my slightly UPDATED list of exhibitions  – recommendations for anyone thinking of visiting Canberra  during December 2017 – January 2018.

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Brenda Runnegar

Local artist wins prize – creativity recognised. Well done Brenda.

Posted by The Art Museum on Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Singapore Visual Arts news

news about Art Stage Singapore – Jan 2018

Posted by The Art Museum on Saturday, 2 December 2017

NGA Australian Collection

A highly recommended visual arts experience is to meander around the first floor galleries of the National Gallery of Australia – to take in the Australian collection exhibitions.

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NGA International Art Exhibition

A highly recommended visual arts experience is to visit the National Gallery in Canberra and to take the time to explore the selections of the NGA’s collection exhibitions.

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National Portrait Gallery collection exhibitions

Any time you are wandering through Canberra galleries, make sure you allow time to meander through the permanent collection galleries.

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Michael Taylor at Nancy Sever

for fans of Michael Taylor’s work and for those wanting to see the works of a highly successful artist – get yourself along to nancy Sever’s new gallery at Gorman House in Canberra. Recommended.

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women in public art

Good piece by Gina Fairley on women in public art.

Posted by The Art Museum on Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Venice Biennale

two stories that illustrate the problems with this event.

first story – the Venice Biennale story continues…..

Posted by The Art Museum on Tuesday, 31 October 2017

and there’s more..

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trump fakery

can the fakery of Trump get any more bizarre? short answer – yes.

Posted by The Art Museum on Thursday, 19 October 2017

Rosalie Gascoigne at the NGA

Exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia

The other day I visited the NGA and was very pleasantly surprised by an exhibition in the first Australian Art exhibition space (near the old front door).

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